Inspirational Posters — Are They Effective and How to Create Them

An inspirational poster is a piece of wall art that uses motivating images and text to encourage people to give things more thought or effort. Motivational posters have a long history, and although their popularity peaked in the 80s and 90s, they are still a great way to brighten up any space. Posters with gorgeous graphic design and inspiring messages are perfect for displaying in your home, office or anywhere else you could use a little encouragement to keep going.

Here’s why this personalised wall art is worth investing in and how you too can create awesome inspirational posters.

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The power of an inspirational poster

While motivational posters may appear trite to some, scientific research backs up their effectiveness. Aside from breaking up the visual monotony of a space, stunning artwork combined with meaningful messages has a significant impact on motivation.

Motivation is a powerful driving force that can be either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation comes from external factors such as rewards, pressures or punishments. Salary, for example, is an extrinsic motivator for workers, while grades are for students. However, the reward doesn’t have to be tangible, it can come in the form of praise as well. Intrinsic motivation, on the other hand, comes from within, from enjoying an activity or being interested in it. It’s more difficult to attain and maintain.

Motivational posters have a profound impact on our intrinsic motivation. They invoke a positive emotional change and foster a growth mindset.

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Materials and finishes

Camaloon offers a variety of materials and finishes for your posters.

  • Glossy paper posters

Posters made of paper with a glossy finish that enhances the image. Our top seller and an excellent choice for photos and designs with contrasting colours.

  • Canvas posters

Posters made of premium polyester and cotton-blend canvas with a shine-free finish. Durable and dust resistant, perfect for high-quality fine-art prints.

  • Recycled paper posters

Eco-friendly posters with a soft, smooth surface that has been reinforced with synthetic fibres for strength and durability.

  • Metallic posters

High-end posters with a silvery smooth texture that creates a stunning metallic effect.

  • Posters with brush stroke texture

Posters with a texture that gives images a museum-quality look and a satin finish that provides scratch resistance.

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There are five size options, with and without hangers.

  • 30 x 40 cm
  • 40 x 50 cm
  • 50 x 70 cm
  • 50 x 60 cm
  • 70 x 100 cm

How to source inspirational art and text

quote Walter Winchell

To create motivational posters, pair meaningful words with inspiring images. The image and the words should reinforce one another. You may already have some inspirational text and evocative images in mind, but if not, Google is a good place to start looking for them.

Think about who or what inspires you and search the web for motivational messages and quotes. Consider lead figures in your industry, favourite writers and artist, world leaders, etc. Search by topic to find inspirational sayings about love, life, empowerment, enlightenment and more. You can also look for quotes on Pinterest and change them to fit your needs.

When adding text, it’s important to use fonts that are clear, sharp and readable. When it comes to images, make sure you’re not violating anyone’s copyright. Unsplash, Pixabay and Pexels are great sites to find free images. Canva offers great templates with images and text you can customise.

Inspiration for any space


Motivational posters can be used to create an elegant interior design while also serving as a reminder to maintain mental strength and a positive mindset. You can personalise large images with your own goals and place them in your favourite spots around the house. Colors and positive thoughts can make your space more vibrant. Liven up those plain walls!

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Motivational posters can have a strong impact on the educational process and the personal development of students. Teachers can use bright and colourful posters with motivational messages to instil a positive attitude toward learning, encourage creativity and curiosity, foster social awareness and boost students’ self-esteem. We need to help kids maintain intrinsic motivation so they can achieve great things in the future!


We spend so much time in offices, and office décor has a major impact on our mood, morale, productivity and performance. An inspiring workspace makes better employees. You can create posters that reflect your company’s goals and core values, establish a healthy corporate culture and create a sense of unity and belonging. This shows employees that you care about their experience at work, inspires them to do better and makes the time they spend at work more enjoyable. Decorate more than just the lobby, consider poster sets, and let employees choose some inspirational thoughts to hang as well. 

motivational poster in an office

Gift inspiration to your loved ones

Motivational wall art is an ideal gift for weddings, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special occasions. Beautiful artwork paired with an uplifting quote or phrase serves as encouragement for your loved ones when you are not by their side, and it will put a smile on their face and fill them with positivity.

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Sell inspirational posters

Selling motivational posters can be extremely profitable. Opening an eCommerce store has never been easier, and if you are a natural entrepreneur, you can easily sell inspirational posters worldwide. Find your target audience and offer the type of inspiration they need. With print on demand business model, there are no upfront investments, posters are created only after an order is placed and they are shipped straight to your customer’s address.

Demotivational posters

Sometimes we just need to laugh at life. Demotivators are mock posters that pretend to undermine one’s morale and self-esteem with humorous images, wordplay, sarcasm, etc. What they do is tell hard truths, šromote acceptance of things that we can’t change and most importantly, they make us laugh. Demotivational posters make excellent gifts for people with a good sense of humour.

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How to make inspirational posters with Camaloon

Here at Camaloon, we have over a decade of experience creating custom products, including inspirational posters. We use the highest quality materials and the finest printing techniques to create stunning wall art.

Our design and purchase process is fairly simple:

  1. Choose the style and the size of your poster.
  2. Select how many posters you need.
  3. Click personalise and start designing.
  4. Add an image, text and/or a colour.
  5. Click continue and add your artwork to the cart.
  6. Proceed to checkout.

We offer a number of delivery options and can ship to any address in the United Kingdom.

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How much does it cost to make a poster with Camaloon?

This, of course, depends on the type of poster you would like to order. There is no minimum print number for custom posters, but ordering in bulk gets you a discount.

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To conclude

People love motivational quotes because they remind them to fulfill their goals and potential. An inspirational poster is an excellent gift for anyone who needs a boost of confidence or wants to adopt a more optimistic outlook on life. With our easy-to-use design tool, there are no limitations to your creativity, and you can create awesome inspirational posters for any space. Check out our website for more information on other products that can be easily customised with your designs. Don’t hesitate to contact our customer service if you need advice. They are only only a phone call away!

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